Okay, you’re probably wondering what I am talking about. Vitamin Water has got to be healthy – it says so right in its name: “VITAMIN” water. Right?
Please read this carefully:
Vitamin Water is NOT HEALTHY for you!
Got it now? Good, now let me explain.
The TRUTH about Vitamin Water:
Vitamin Water is produced by Glacéau, which is controlled by Coca-Cola. That’s right, the same company that produces tremendously unhealthy soft-drinks is profiting from selling you “healthy drinks” as well. This should be your first clue as to the driving force behind the product. I’ll give you a hint: it has nothing to do with your health.
Marketing, Marketing, and more Marketing!
The main goal for the folks who produce Vitamin Water is not to help you get healthier or lose weight, it is to SELL as many bottles of the stuff as they possibly can. In order to accomplish this goal, they have put together a marketing strategy that has been quite successful. You see, they simply name the product Vitamin Water and instantly people think it’s healthy without even checking what’s in it. Add a clean, modern-looking label and fancy flavors and the product basically sells itself.
So, when a person walks into a store and looks at the drink choices, they will see various sodas and they will see the bright colored Vitamin Water. If the shopper is even somewhat health conscious, they will chose the Vitamin Water, thinking that they are making the wiser choice, but in reality they are choosing a product that isn’t much more than brightly colored sugar water.
VITAMIN WATER NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size 8 fl oz; Servings per Container 2.5
Total Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Total Sugar 13g
Vitamin C 60%; vitamin B3 10%; vitamin B6 10%; vitamin B12 10%; vitamin B5 10%, Zinc 10%
vapor distilled/deionized water, crystalline fructose, citric acid, vegetable juice (color), natural flavor, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), natural flavor, vitamin E acetate, magnesium lactate (elecrolyte), calcium lactate (electrolyte), zinc picolinate, monopotassium phosphate (electrolyte), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6), cyanocobalamine (B12)
That means that for every bottle of Vitamin water you gulp down, you are ingesting 32.5 grams of sugar!!! That’s INSANE when you realize that the daily recommendation for sugar intake is around 40 grams per day! And that’s just ONE bottle!!! Think about if you drank 2 or 3 bottles a day!
That should make you ANGRY!
I don’t know about you, but when someone tries to trick or manipulate me with lies, I get pissed. I hate being lied to, and that is exactly what Vitamin Water is: LIES! Don’t market something as healthy when in fact you are selling sugar water with chemical additives that you call “vitamins”. Bottom line is: It’s not natural and it’s not healthy. Period.
Next time you’re at the store and you’re thirsty, don’t waste your calories on junk like Vitamin Water, just drink what nature intended you to: WATER. Be informed on what you are putting into your body. Better yet, skip the store, go home, and fill up a reusable bottle from your tap. Coca-cola won’t be happy, but your body and your wallet will thank you.